These beads are all made exactly the same way with the same ingredients yet they all look a little different. I don't know what the base glass is and I only have a tiny piece left. These have been fun to make because I never know what they are going to look like until they come out of the kiln. The sun was going down when I took the photograph. Maybe I should take another one in the sun. Have a great weekend!
My friend wanted some discs to use in her earrings so I have had lots of practice lately. I tried to give her a variety of colors and I even found some Filigrana that I forgot that I had. It may not show up in the photo but there are 6 pair of discs using all the colors of Filigrana that I have. We have had great weather this week and it has finally started cooling down a little. I have more photos to show - next time.
I first began making glass beads in 2004 and have been consumed ever since. Experimenting with different techniques, glass colors and metals is a never ending pleasure. I love opening the kiln to see what new suprises are inside. I am truly blessed to be able to do what gives me so much joy.